November 26, 2015

Diamond Report

Diamond Report

High school baseball: Area all-stars enjoy game despite resultCollege Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw picks Iowa, adds to list of Wildcats headed for Big TenHigh school softball: Avon’s Anna Edwards second to win coaches’ player of the year award and Miss SoftballBaseball: Elyria High’s Marques Inman has bright future on the diamond
Friday 8/28 Midview at Lorain   AM930/Stream 1
Friday 8/28 Elyria at Avon Lake Stream 2 
Friday 9/4 Elyria at Lorain AM930/ Stream 1 
Friday 9/4 Columbia at Wellington Stream 2
Saturday 9/5 Elyria Catholic at C.C.C AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/11 Vermilion at Firelands AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/11 Avon at North Olmsted Stream 2
Saturday 9/12 Brookside at Western Reserve Stream 2
Thursday 9/17 Elyria Catholic at Valley Forge AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/18 Midview at Avon AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/18 Lutheran West at Keystone Stream 2
Friday 9/25 Black River at Columbia AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/25 Avon Lake at North Ridgeville Stream 2
Friday 10/2 Black River at Keystone AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/2 Amherst at Avon Lake Stream 2
Saturday 10/3 Elyria Catholic at Holy Name AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 North Ridgeville at Avon AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 Clearview at Columbia Stream 2
Friday 10/16 Solon at Elyria AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/16 Amherst at Avon Stream 2
Friday 10/23 TBD AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/30 TBD AM930/ Stream 1

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District baseball: Three error-aided runs enough to end EC’s season

Elyria Catholic's Joey Begany, center, and Noah Bland try to tag out Independence's Brett Teare. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — The three runs may have been unearned, but unfortunately for Elyria Catholic pitcher Joey Begany, those runs still counted on the scoreboard. Independence scored a pair of unearned runs in the first, then, after Brycen Wise reached on a two-out error, pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the seventh in Read More…

District baseball: Kendle Stiner shuts down Buckeye as Keystone closes in on another trip to regionals

Keystone’s Kendle Stiner delivers Tuesday in a 2-1 win over Buckeye. He pitched a complete game, striking out seven. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

PARMA HTS. — Keystone is just one win away from its fourth district championship in a row. The Wildcats scratched out a 2-1 win over Buckeye on Tuesday in a Division II district semifinal played at Cuyahoga Community College’s Mottl Field. Keystone (22-5) advanced to play Benedictine today at Tri-C at 5 p.m. in the Read More…

District baseball: Amherst resident Jon Laird leads St. Edward past Comets in district final

Amherst’s Kody Bledsoe slides back safely into first base on Tuesday vs. St. Edward. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The final score was much different, but there was an identical subplot. The afternoon after Avon Lake resident Michael Cuva pitched St. Edward past Avon Lake in the Division I district semifinal, Amherst resident Jon Laird shut down Amherst, earning the Eagles a district title and trip to the Bowling Green regional tournament Read More…

Sectional softball: Elyria toughs out win over Avon

Elyria’s Elizabeth Ellis, left, high-fives Anna Daly after Daly scored the first run against Avon in the third inning of Monday’s sectional final. The Pioneers won 3-1 and move on to face Amherst on Wednesday in a district semifinal. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A season’s worth of preparation and practice came down to less than 90 minutes of softball Monday for Avon and Elyria in a Division I sectional final. Fortunately for Coach Ken Fenik, his Pioneers have learned their lessons well as Mackenzie Phares’ two-out, opposite-field RBI double in the third inning set the tone Read More…

District baseball: Amherst rallies last, scoring four in seventh to make district final

Elyria's Brodie Stewart hits an RBI double in the sixth inning. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Elyria had a stunning comeback, scoring seven runs in the top of the sixth to steal the lead from Amherst. That’s what made the Pioneers’ 8-7 loss Monday in a Division I district semifinal at The Pipe Yard that much tougher to deal with. Elyria failed to get a hit until the top Read More…

Sectional baseball: One inning of offense, solid pitching enough as Keystone tops Vermilion, makes district

Vermilion's Caleb Waller tags out Keystone's Collin Fitzgerald on a stolen base attempt. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

PENFIELD TWP. — Top-seeded Keystone went in search of a fourth straight sectional championship Monday and found it, scratching out a 3-1 win over Vermilion in the Division II final at Penfield Recreational Park. The Wildcats (22-5), however, get no time to savor their win. They’re back in action today against Buckeye in a district Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic follows script, fights back from early deficit to top Lutheran West, win sectional

Elyria Catholic's Brian Mahilo slides in safely at home. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Elyria Catholic has had a tendency this season to fall behind in games and then fight back to win. It was no different Saturday afternoon as the Panthers climbed out of a hole with a five-run second inning to come back and defeat Lutheran West 7-4 in a Richfield Division III sectional final Read More…

Sectional Softball: Clearview gets revenge for last year’s loss to Firelands

Clearview pitcher Sarah Kaya throws against the Firelands Falcons during a Division II sectional final Friday afternoon. The Clippers won 10-0. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The recipe for winning playoff softball isn’t especially complicated. Begin with a prime cut of outstanding pitching. Add in a heaping helping of timely hitting and garnish with solid fundamentals. And then add a light drizzle of pure Lorain Country spring rain for good measure. On Friday afternoon, the Clearview Clippers prepared Read More…

Sectional Softball: North Ridgeville pitcher uses season-best outing to blank Lorain

North Ridgeville’s Nicole Andrews delivers against Lorain on Friday during the Rangers’ 13-0 victory in a 
Division I sectional tournament opener.
Andrews gave up just one hit while striking out 12 Titans. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nicole Andrews picked the perfect day to have her best pitching performance of the season. Andrews came within three outs of pitching a five-inning perfect game, but settled for a one-hitter in North Ridgeville’s 13-0 mercy-rule win over Lorain in a Division I sectional opener Friday. Andrews befuddled Lorain’s hitters, striking out Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Marques Inman throws 1-hitter, gets 2 hits in Elyria’s 3-0 win over Lakewood

Elyria’s Marques Inman delivers Friday during his one-hit masterpiece against Lakewood in a 3-0 victory. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After Elyria started the season by losing 10 of 13 games, the team held a players-only meeting to clear the air. The Pioneers emerged with a different attitude, deciding to come together and rely on each other. Junior Marques Inman put the Pioneers on his shoulders Friday and carried them to the Division Read More…